Victims identified in plane crash at Vernon park

Pilot was from Kelowna and passenger resided in Port Moody

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of two men who died when a privately owned aircraft crashed into a Vernon park Saturday.

The deceased are James Langley, aged 59, from Kelowna and Karim  Makalai, aged 53, from Port Moody.

The plane, a twin engine Piper PA-23 was owned and piloted by Langley. It crashed in Marshall Field at about 1 p.m., shortly after takeoff from Vernon airport.

The B.C. Coroners Service, with the assistance of the RCMP and the  Transportation Safety Board, is continuing to investigate these deaths.





Kelowna Capital News